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by Mmechanic
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 19216

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

I know. I have been in the film business since more than 40 years as cameraman, projectionist, laboratory technician, repairman.
by Mmechanic
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 19216

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

I take it as Double Eight. Regular 8 applies to projection.
There was also Straight Eight, film 8 mm wide in camera.
by Mmechanic
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 19216

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

I have a perforator. It needs an overhaul plus punches for Double 8. If I knew about footage demand, I should consider ordering a set of punches and prepare myself for making available various stocks in Double 8. It’s been a project since a while, I really only need to be able to reckon with some ma...
by Mmechanic
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 19216

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

I fear you haven’t followed me. It’s about printing on a stock that has a colourless base.
by Mmechanic
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Regular 8mm Black & White Print
Replies: 82
Views: 19216

Re: Regular 8mm Black & White Print

Bravo!

Now to move from black and grey to black and white I’d suggest you print on positive stock.
It’s available in Double-8 at Kahl film, Germany in 400-ft. lengths. I am almost as far as you
with an 8mm project, still need some things around the camera.
by Mmechanic
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?
Replies: 28
Views: 7137

Re: Who's Left Shooting 16mm?

Believe it or not, I am a fervent disliker of Super-8. Already the designation! I have a few Paillard-Bolex H-16 models, a Ciné-Kodak Special, Revere 103, Beaulieu Reflex 16, Eumig C 16, and one Bell & Howell Filmo projector from the 1920s. Busy with an 8mm project at the moment I plan to return to ...
by Mmechanic
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Identifying 16mm sound (6 track optical???)

You’re welcome.
by Mmechanic
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: I Need An 8mm Film Cleaning Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: I Need An 8mm Film Cleaning Kit

Have cleaned many miles of film with nylon velvet cloth and alcohol. The latter used on the cloth, not internally. Isopropanol is an alcohol, maybe the best suited. Often rub the cloth clean against itself, away from the film, slap it in the air, fold it twice, lay it down on the table, and pull the...
by Mmechanic
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 8mm Print Film...not a typo
Replies: 16
Views: 6140

Re: 8mm Print Film...not a typo

Print films typically are low speed stocks. Simple positive film is neither sensitized nor ripened to an elevated speed.

Of course, you can print on Cine-X, you could print on the highest sensitive stock available but the added graininess would be distracting.
by Mmechanic
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 73524

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

Mmechanic wrote:Eastman-Kodak discontinued colourless-base black-and-white reversal films in 1957.
Wrong, it was in 1954.
by Mmechanic
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 31294

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

No worry about perforation with Ferrania, they have dozens of perforators with tools for 70mm, 65mm, 35mm N and P, 16mm, and 9½mm. Double Eight and DS-8 will be perfed by Wittner. 9½ would also be made by what is left from the liquidation of Ciné-Dia under the Colland family. Wittner can pe...
by Mmechanic
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Hello from FILM Ferrania!
Replies: 91
Views: 31294

Re: Hello from FILM Ferrania!

So do I.
by Mmechanic
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 73524

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

That was their brilliance 80 years ago; make cameras cheap so you sell a billion rolls of film. The other bone of contention: Eastman-Kodak discontinued colourless-base black-and-white reversal films in 1957. An “enhanced” Plus-X reversal was then put on the market, the first of a bundl...
by Mmechanic
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 73524

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

if they have to cut features to get it there it would be hard to justify even $600 when a decent old camera can be had for $100 or less. Cut which features? Single-frame exposure is not in to begin with. No tap for a cable release. Two, Kodak doesn’t tell the shutter opening angle. Never did...
by Mmechanic
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview
Replies: 108
Views: 73524

Re: New Kodak Super 8 Camera Preview

What kind of a presentation is that supposed to be? As if Kodak never had anything to do with film and showmanship, a only half functioning so-called prototype, half in the dark, out of focus when brought closer to the camera, one Josh never handing the thing to the other Josh and not showing what h...